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Doesn’t Fit the “Bush Lied” Narrative

United Nations workers prepared for the destruction of Iraqi nerve-agent weapons by sealing leaks in the rockets. Credit British Ministry of Defense

About those Iraqi weapons of mass destruction…. yeah about that… from The New York Times:

The Central Intelligence Agency, working with American troops during the occupation of Iraq, repeatedly purchased nerve-agent rockets […]

Monday Open Thread

ISIS has been using this symbol to mark Christian homes for destruction, murder, rape, and forcible removal.

The Enemy of My Enemy is Also My Enemy

Here’s an interesting (he said in a gross understatement) about our current round of airstrikes (from Bill Roggio at Long Wars Journal):

“While helping Iraqi forces to break the Islamic State’s siege of Amerli, the US Air Force supported a deadly Shia militia that is responsible for killing hundreds of US soldiers. The Shia militia, […]

Weapons of Magical Deception

ISIS militants have seized one of Saddam Hussein’s former chemical weapons plants. Wait, what?!? How can jihadists take something that never existed?

Islamist insurgents continued to bear down on Iraqi forces Friday, seizing a former chemical weapons facility once part of deposed dictator Saddam Hussein’s arsenal and battling for control of the country’s largest oil […]

Detain Eh?

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (inset) and fighters of the al-Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq Photo: REUTERS

Who is al-Baghdadi? He’s a former U.S. detainee that the Obama Administration released back in 2009. No doubt he has been rehabilitated. The Daily Telegraph has the story:

The FBI “most wanted” mugshot shows a tough, swarthy figure, […]

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Avicii. Hey, Brother…there’s an endless road to rediscover…

Remembering 2 brother aviators who gave everything they had 7 years ago today in An Najaf, Iraq. If you care to read my version of that day’s events click through below:


Pot, Kettle, Black!

In a recent edition of The Legion, the magazine of the American Legion in an article dated 1 JUL 13 entitled The Decline of Dustoff Major General (RET) and Medal of Honor holder Patrick Brady describes the legacy of medical evacuation and then describes the things he sees wrong with the way MEDEVAC is accomplished […]

The Elephant in the Room?

Here is an interesting essay by Walter Russell Mead at Via Meadia on what he sees as a problem in the GOP’s foreign policy. It’s called “America’s “Daddy Party” Needs To Grow Up.

Generally speaking, the Republicans are doing some interesting things on the Mommy side these days. With fewer ties to the vested […]

Operation Iraqi Freedom, 10 years later.

Yesterday was the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq which became known as Operation Iraqi Freedom.

As the recipient of three free trips to the area, courtesy of my rich Uncle Sam, I have rather strong feelings about that endeavor. A lot of people over the years have engaged in Monday Morning quarterbacking, making […]

6 Years Ago Today (originally posted 2 FEB 2011)

We lost two great cavalrymen.